i have a dll that exports a class - it uses an abstract base class with pure virtual functions(defined in a header file), then a function to export it that returns a new object. insided the class is a 'release' function that deletes the object. now in another dll of mine, i dont do anything with the deconstructor, but in this one for some reason i have to have the same 'delete this' as i do in the release function or it crashes. now in the host application is where i get some sort of problem. note - it runs/finishes without error but some code isnt being exectued or something.